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Reception Trip - Nature Centre

Dear Parents/Carers, 

Reception have been given the amazing opportunity to visit the Nature Centre at Cannon Hill Park. 

They will spend some time at the nature centre as well as spending some time exploring the great outdoors in the park itself. 

The trip will take place on Thursday 12th July and we will spend the whole day there, we will be leaving school at 9.30 and will return by 3.15. 

The trip will cost £3.50 and payments need to be received by Friday 29th June. 

All children will be required to wear school uniform and sensible footwear. 

Yours sincerely 

Miss R Fatania

Summer Fayre

Dear Parents/Carers

We are pleased to announce that Highfield School is holding a summer fayre on Thursday 12thJuly, after school. Please keep the date in your diary!

On Friday 6thJuly, there will be a non-uniform day. There is no payment for this, however we kindly ask that children bring in a donation for our tombola. Please could the children donate the following depending on which class they are in.

Reception and Years 1 to 3 – Chocolate donations. This could be as simple as a chocolate bar. 

 

Years 4 to 6 – Cans or bottles such as bubble bath or soft drinks. No alcohol please!

We are also looking for any unwanted gifts you may have, or bric-a-brac such as unwanted toys or books, for one of our stalls.  Please could you bring these to the Junior Hall, if your child is in KS2, or the Infant Hall if your child is in reception or KS1 on the 6thJuly when you drop off your children in the morning. We appreciate your support with this.

Finally, if you would like to have stall at the fayre, please leave your contact details with the office and Mrs Yusefi from class 5Y will get in touch with you. Please note that it costs £10 to hire a stall and they are available on a first come, first served basis. We have a limited number of stalls available. 

Thank you for your support

Mrs A Hazeldine

Assistant Headteacher

Year 2 Trip - Sutton Park

Dear Parent

EDUCATIONAL VISITS

We are offering your child a place to take part in a visit to Sutton Parkon Thursday 5th of July 2018.

Your child will leave school at 9.00am and return to school by 3.15pm.

Your child does not need to bring a packed lunch, all children will be given a free school meal.Children are required to wear their uniform with sensible shoes.  It is necessary to ask for a voluntary financial contribution if this activity is to take place.  If you would like to make a contribution of £1.00 towards the trip,it would be very much appreciated. 

All payments are now made online using our new cashless system, which can be done by paying online or in participating shops. Passwords, if you do not already have one for your child, are available from the office.  

The consent forms must be returned to school by Tuesday 19thof June 2018. Please return the reply slip to the class teacher.

I understand that while the school staff in charge of the party will take all reasonable care of the children, they cannot necessarily be held responsible for any loss, damage or injury suffered by your child arising during our out of school activity.

The school is insured against its Legal Liability to pay compensation should it be held responsible for causing an injury to your child whilst in the care of staff.  The school has not arranged any additional insurance in respect of the visit e.g. personal accident.  Should you be concerned about this area of risk you are advised to make your own arrangements.

Please be aware that in the event of not enough voluntary contributions being made, the visit may have to be cancelled.

If you have any concerns please speak to your child’s teacher.

Yours faithfully

R. Akhtar

Y2 Teacher

Year 3 Trip - Birmingham Nature Centre

Dear Parent,

EDUCATIONAL VISITS

We are offering your child in Year 3 a place to take part in a visit to Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park on Wednesday 11thJuly 2018. Your child will leave school at 9:30am and return to school by 3:00pm

Your child will need to wear school uniform as usual. It is necessary to ask for a voluntary financial contribution if this activity is to take place. If you would like to make a contribution of £4.00 towards the trip it would be very much appreciated. 

Please return the reply slip to the class teacher. All consent forms must be returned to school by Monday 2ndJuly 2018.

If your child is entitled to a free school meal a packed lunch will be provided by the school.

Please understand that while the school staff in charge of the party will take all reasonable care of the children, they cannot necessarily be held responsible for any loss, damage or injury suffered by your child during our out of school activity.

The school is insured against its legal liability to pay compensation should it be held responsible for causing an injury to your child whilst in the care of staff.  The school has not arranged any additional insurance in respect of the visit e.g. personal accident.  Should you be concerned about this area of risk, you are advised to make your own arrangements.

If you have any concerns please speak to your child’s teacher.

Yours faithfully

Mrs Wickham

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World Cup

Dear Parents/Carers, 

Today we held an ‘Opening Ceremony’ for the World Cup in school. 

Each class has been assigned a country to support and represent throughout the competition.

From the week beginning 25thJune until Monday 16thJuly, pupils will be learning all about their country and the World Cup competition across the curriculum. Literacy, Numeracy, Learning for Life and PE lessons will all link to this project.

We will look for similarities between the culture and traditions of these countries and ours as part of our ‘Community Cohesion’ learning. 

On Monday 16thJuly, we will be holding a whole-school ‘Closing Ceremony’ to celebrate all that we have discovered about the many countries involved in this competition. There will also be rewards and prizes for the class who were assigned the winning team and those who have embraced the project the most too!

We look forward to uniting together and celebrating this world-famous tournament.

Mrs Davies and Mrs Middleton 

Father’s Day Brunch

Dear Parents,

On Monday 18thJune we will be holding a Father’s day brunch to celebrate Fathering Sunday. Brunch will be held in the hall starting at 8:45am and finishing at 9:45am. Brunch will be served from 9am. 

This is an opportunity for all dads’ to get together and socialise, however please ensure that your child/children have been escorted to their class as we are unable to accommodate them in the hall on this occasion.

We look forward to seeing you all.

Yours faithfully,

Miss K Davis

Trust Business Leader for Pastoral and safeguarding

Eid Letter to Parents

Dear Parents/Carers, 

We understand that Eid- ul- Fitr is likely to fall on Friday 15thJune. The school is prepared to authorise absence for one day. However if Eid is on Saturday 16thJune, your child will be expected to attend school on Friday as usual. 

There will be Eid parties on Monday 18thJune, children can wear party clothes and bring in pre- packed shop bought food. 

Thank you for your continued support. 

Mrs R Bi

Assistant Headteacher

Year 4 Trip - Cadbury World

Dear Parent/ Carer,

EDUCATIONAL VISITS

We are offering your child in Year 4 a place to take part in a visit to Cadbury World on Wednesday 27thJune 2018. Your child will leave school at 9:30am and return to school by 3:00pm.

Your child will need to wear school uniform as usual. It is necessary to ask for a voluntary financial contribution if this activity is to take place. If you would like to make a contribution of £9.00 towards the trip, it would be very much appreciated. 

Please return the reply slip to the class teacher. All consent forms must be returned to school by Wednesday 13th June 2018.

You will need to make the payment of your voluntary contribution through the cashless system in the same way you pay for dinner money. You can do this online using a debit card or with a barcode from the school office via ‘Paypoint’ in a local shop. Please see the school office for more information on how to do this.  In the event that your child is unable to take part, we are unable to provide a refund.

If your child is entitled to a free school meal, a packed lunch will be provided by the school.

Please understand that while the school staff in charge of the party will take all reasonable care of the children, they cannot necessarily be held responsible for any loss, damage or injury suffered by your child during our out of school activity.

The school is insured against its legal liability to pay compensation should it be held responsible for causing an injury to your child whilst in the care of staff.  The school has not arranged any additional insurance in respect of the visit e.g. personal accident.  Should you be concerned about this area of risk, you are advised to make your own arrangements.

If you have any concerns please speak to your child’s teacher.

Yours faithfully,

Miss Mareen

Year 4 Year Group Leader                                                                                             

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